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Free Agent Georgi Karakhanyan Ready For More Offers

February 11, 2013 | Posted by Joseph Lee

Georgi Karakhanyan (20-3-1) told MMA Junkie that he’s ready to hear offers from various MMA organizations, including the UFC. A lot of the interest was due to his recent win over DREAM champion Hiroyuki Takaya,

On making weight: “When I got there, I don’t think they thought I could actually make the weight class. They were just following me with the scale. ‘Can you step on the scale? Can you step on the scale?’ I was like, ‘Just leave me alone, motherf—er. This is my thing. Let me do my thing, and I’ll make 143.’

On not winning the belt: “The thing that bothered me was that I wanted to leave the fight with the belt, but the guy didn’t put the belt on the line. It wasn’t for a belt. I think he got scared to put up the belt. But overall, the whole Saitama (Super) Arena and the fans everything, it was crazy. It was nothing I ever experienced. It was great times.”

On getting offers from the UFC: “I’m going there hopefully to see if we can talk. But I’ve got some other offers from other organizations. I’m just hoping 2013 is going to be a great year.”

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